Re-Release of “The Real Dirt on Farmer John”
Wednesday, May 10th at 7 pm Central Time

Join Farmer John for an online screening of The Real Dirt on Farmer John, an 83-minute feature documentary, followed by a live Q&A hosted by Farmer John himself.

The epic tale will remind you that, no matter how difficult life seems, redemption might lie just ahead. When the odds are stacked against you, keep going. 

The Story

On one level, it’s a dramatic story of lifelong farmer John Peterson who has been growing vegetables for Chicagoland since 1990 at his farm Angelic Organics. On another level, it’s a breathtaking story of hope and courage, of overcoming seemingly impossible odds.

Directed by Taggart Siegel, The Real Dirt on Farmer John has garnered 31 film festival awards and has been seen by millions throughout the world. Farmer John personally toured 16 countries with the film, presenting it in over 400 theaters, and conducting over 1,000 press interviews.

Live Q&A with the Subject of the Film, Farmer John

Farmer John will host a live half-hour Q&A after the film. Submit your questions and comments through the chat after the screening and Farmer John will answer live from the stage in the big barn at Angelic Organics.

Critics Love the Film

“A beguiling combination of agrarian ode and The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test.”  Chicago Reader

“A most compelling character…suffused with soulful optimism as vast as the fruited plains.” Variety Magazine

“A charming, wonderful, and important movie.” Alice Waters, Chez Panisse 

“Inspiring….outstanding documentary…an intimacy unimaginable in most nonfiction films.” Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times

Hear What Al Gore Says About the Film

“Keep an open mind and an open heart. Unbelievably special — a real and gripping story with insight and humor.” Al Gore, Vice President

Watch Al Gore’s moving tribute to the film and Farmer John.

Register to Watch the 83-minute Film and to Join Farmer John’s Live Q&A on May 10th at 7 pm

Prepare for the dramatic true story of Farmer John’s 50-year journey from innocence through turmoil to redemption.

The Real Dirt will screen on Wednesday, May 10th at 7 pm, followed by a live Q&A led by Farmer John.

We will have a great evening together.